Accredited Master Flight Instructors
Pilatus PC-12 - Initial & Recurrent Training
Socata TBM 700/850 - Initial & Recurrent Training
Piper P46T Meridian - Initial & Recurrent Training
Piper P46P Mirage(Matrix) - Initial & Recurrent Training
Beech King Air 90/200/250
Twin Cessna Series (340/401/402/414/421)
In Your Airplane, At Your Pace
Our team is focused on providing you with an exceptional training experience, tailored to you, in your airplane, on your schedule. Our goal is to build long term relationships by exceeding expectations, delivering quality and providing value. This applies to every aspect of our business. We offer top quality, FAA FITS accepted and insurance underwriter approved initial aircraft training and annual or progressive recurrent training programs. Each Wright Aviation instructor is an accredited Master Flight instructor with no less than 7000 hours of flying experience. Instructors are professionals who love flying and who excel at sharing their experience and teaching on the basis of that experience. Our training programs are real hands on experiences that will build on your talents and provide you with the knowledge and airmanship skills to safely and confidently enjoy your aircraft. We are located in the western US with instructors in Arizona, California and Colorado, and our instructors will work with you in your hometown, as well.
Serving the Western United States
California: Camarillo Airport (CMA) Santa Barbara (SBA)
Colorado: Steamboat Springs Airport (SBS/HDN)
(or wherever you need us to meet you)
About Wright Aviation
Wright Aviation was created by Rick Wright in 2009 to provide training development, aviation consulting and one-on-one instructional services for owners of cabin class aircraft. The goal was (and remains) to put together a team of highly experienced and exceptionally qualified individual instructors dedicated to delivering learning experiences above and beyond to norm.
Rick is a retired airline executive with 33 years airline management experience. As a General Manager, he directed airport operations at various US locations and opened up new operations in Europe, South American and China. He then went on to manage the airline's worldwide operation at the System Operations Control center for 5 some years before moving into a business development role at the airline's parent company. His final assignment, before retiring in early 2002, was setting up and managing the operational side of a new fractional jet business owned by the parent company.
Shortly after retiring and moving to Florida, Rick became a flight instructor and began to create an aircraft rental/flight training business in Fort Lauderdale, FL built around the Cirrus SR20/SR22 aircraft (Correct Aviation Services and Correct Aviation Maintenance). He earned a Master Flight Instructor accreditation as he built the rental and training business into the largest Cirrus Training Center before selling it in early 2009 and moving to Arizona.
Wright Aviation Services was then created to focus on providing top quality pilot training and support services for individuals acquiring and owning high performance cabin class aircraft in Arizona and throughout the western United States.
- Master Instructor (2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014) now retired. More than 12 years, 5000+ hrs overall instruction given, including over 3500 hrs of Cirrus SR22/SR20 time & Cirrus CSIP (2003 to 2013), along with 1000+ hrs turbine/turboprop, 4000+ hrs high performance and 1800 hrs of complex experience. He specialized in both initial and recurrent training for TBM7/TBM8, Piper P46T/P46P series, as well as other Technically Advanced Aircraft training. TAA training includes Garmin 430/530, Avidyne and Garmin G1000 EFIS systems, G500/600 systems, as well as Aspen MFD/PFD & Pro systems.
- Total Turbine/Turbo Prop: 1000+ hours including: Meridian/Jetprop-575+ hrs; Socata TBM700/850-314+ hrs; all other-25+ hrs
- Additional Aircraft: Piper: PA46-350/310 (Mirage/Matrix/Malibu), PA32 (Saratoga), PA34 (Seneca), PA44 (Seminole), PA23 (Aztec), PA28R (Arrow), PA28 (Archer/Warrior/Cherokee); Cirrus: SR22/SR22TN/SR22T (G1-3), SR20 (G1-3); Cessna: 172 Skyhawk (Conventional/G1000), 182 Skylane (Conventional/G1000), LC41 Corvalis TT (Conventional/Avidyne/G1000) LC42 Corvalis (Conventional/Avidyne/G1000), Columbia 350/400, Cessna 172RG & 182RG; Diamond: DA42 Twinstar (G1000)
- Avionics Experience: Garmin GTN650/750, Garmin 430/530, Garmin 500/600, Garmin 1000/950/900; Avidyne Entegra; Aspen EDF1000Pro and conventional panels.